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UK HealthCare Public Notice, August 9, 2019

An employee of Kentucky Medical Services Foundation (KMSF), a UK HealthCare business associate, accessed a patient’s medical records outside their job responsibilities. The information accessed was limited to the patient’s identifiers and specific UK HealthCare visits.  UK HealthCare notified the affected individual.

A UK HealthCare employee registered the incorrect patient leading to a disclosure of a patient’s records. The information accessed was limited to the patient’s identifiers and specific UK HealthCare visits.  UK HealthCare notified the affected individual.

A UK HealthCare employee discussed a patient’s care in the waiting room of a clinic. The information disclosed was limited to the patient’s identifiers and limited treatment information.  UK HealthCare notified the affected individual.

UK HealthCare released medical records to a patient that included another patient’s information. The information released was limited to the patient’s identifiers and specific UK HealthCare visits. UK HealthCare notified the affected individual.

 

  • Recommendations

    What You Can Do

    For any incident, UK HealthCare recommends the following steps to prevent any possible misuse of personal information.

    Stay Alert For the Signs of Identity Theft

    • Accounts you didn't open and debts on your accounts that you can't explain.
    • Fraudulent or inaccurate information on your credit reports, including accounts and personal information, like your Social Security number, address(es), name or initials, and employers.
    • Failing to receive bills or other mail. Follow up with creditors if your bills don't arrive on time.
    • Receiving credit cards that you didn't apply for.
    • Being denied credit or being offered less favorable credit terms, like a high interest rate, for no apparent reason.
    • Getting calls or letters from debt collectors or businesses about merchandise or services you didn’t buy.